Positive Rides | The race within

10 years after winning races, former professional road-biker Dominik Roels realises that the biggest challenge is to confront the pressure created by his own aspirations.
On a road bike adventure with his sister, he evaluates what really matters when he steps on a bike. Because the biggest challenge is always inside your head.

  • Constantin Gross
  • Lukas Steinbrecher
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    Sports, Mental Health, Cycling, Adventure
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    10 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2021
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    4K Digital
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Director Biography - Constantin Gross, Lukas Steinbrecher

The director duo has been working together since 2014, crafting commercials, documentaries and social media content. While currently working on their first 90' feature, shorts like "Positive Rides" keep them busy and the creative juices flowing.

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Director Statement

A discussion about mental health in professional sports has been ongoing but does not really get the attention in should. And while the pressure of racing and the pressure to perform fade away after the carreer ends, the self doubts often persist.
How do you confront your own aspirations and deal with pressure, on the bike and in your everyday life?
How do you reclaim your passion for a sport that was associated with work for such a long time?